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Unlocking the "Black box": internal female genitalia in Sepsidae (Diptera) evolve fast and are species-specific

Nalini Puniamoorthy12*, Marion Kotrba3 and Rudolf Meier2

  • * Corresponding author: Nalini Puniamoorthy

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

2 Department of Biological Sciences and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore

3 Bavarian State collection of Zoology, Münchhausenstrasse 21, D-81247 Munich, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:275  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-275

Published: 10 September 2010

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Character and character state descriptions for morphological matrix of female reproductive tract.

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Table of convergence estimates for female morphology, COI barcode and sepsid mating behavior.

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